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Monday, 4 December 2017

Prison For Egyptian Lawyer Who Said Women Wearing Ripped Jeans Deserve To Be Raped

Egyptian Lawyer, Nabih al-Wahsh
Egyptian Lawyer, Nabih al-Wahsh

Egyptian Lawyer Gets 3 Years In Jail For Saying “women wearing ripped jeans deserve to be raped”

An Egyptian Lawyer, Nabih al-Wahsh has been sentenced to 3 years in jail for saying that women who wear ripped jeans should be raped in punishment.


According to BBC, the lawyer made the statement on a TV Panel show in October during a debate on a draft law of prostitution.
He said:

Are you happy when you see a girl walking down the street with half of her behind showing? I say that when a girl walks about like that, it is a patriotic duty to sexually harass her and a national duty to rape her.


“I say that when a girl walks about like that, it is a patriotic duty to sexually harass them,” he said. He added that “protecting morals is more important than protecting borders.”

The National Council for Women’s Rights said they were a “flagrant call” for rape and violated “everything in the Egyptian constitution.”

The council has also filed a complaint with the Supreme Council for Media Regulation about the Oct. 19 broadcast.

According to The BBC, Wahsh is known to incite outrage — he previously called the Holocaust “imaginary” and is a self-described proud anti-Semite.

“If I see any Israeli, I will kill him,” he said during a separate TV appearance.

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